Last updated : 24 July 2002 By
There's been much speculation about just who Arry's sensational signing is? Is it Ginola, Ravennelli, Paul Merson or Gasgogne? Rivaldo and Ronaldo (on loan of course) have appeared on the more light hearted sites. Name anyone who has played at the highest level in our game but is over 30 and Arry's chasing him.

But Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is actually believed to be lining up an amazing swoop for Brazilian legend Romario, who is available on a free transfer from Flamenco.

Considered too old by Birmingham this month ,the 36-year-old is believed to want to play his last season in England at none other than PFC. He knows that Pompey are a ground where 36 somethings can really flourish. Just look at what Zico did in Japan, Pele in the States and now Romario at Pompey. Football really takes off when a brazilian legend comes to play and that's just what Romario is.

Redknapp is keen to bring the striker, who played an integral role in Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team, to Fratton Park ahead of the new First Division season. He nearly made the current Brazilian world cup team - there was a real outcry when he was left out in Brazil

"If I can pull off this signing, it would be sensational for Portsmouth FC," Redknapp said.

Romario is available on a free transfer from Brazilian club side Flamenco